Nightlife in Phu Quoc is pretty laid-back. Phu Quoc may not be famous for vibrant party scene and fantastic nightlife, but you can still have fun here. If you are wondering what to do in the evening after the day full of experience exploring the island, discover the best things to do at night in Phu Quoc.
Things to Do in Phu Quoc at Night
1. Admiring Sunset
Sunset in Phu Quoc was praised by many tourists as a masterpiece of nature. When the last rays of sun gradually sink into the sea, there is nothing more interesting than admiring the scenery and enjoying the moment.
Ong Lang Beach is one of the nicest places to watch the sunset in Phu Quoc. Ong Lang Beach is located on the west coast of Phu Quoc Island, between Ganh Dau Beach and Duong Dong Town. Here you will be delighted by walking on the smooth sand, watching the romantic night sea and enjoying the fresh air. After watching the sunset on the beach, you can visit many restaurants and bars along the beach to enjoy cool drinks.
Phu Quoc has plenty of nice beaches. Explore the most beautiful beaches on the Pearl Island with our Phu Quoc beach guide!
2. Shopping at Phu Quoc Night Market
For foodies and especially seafood lovers, Phu Quoc Night Market is the top destination when the sun goes down. This is the most bustling entertainment spot in Phu Quoc at night. Phu Quoc Night Market is located at the junction of Bach Dang - Nguyen Dinh Chieu Street and is open from 17:00 to 23:00 daily.
Phu Quoc Night Market is the place where you have the opportunity to enjoy delicious food and shopping from the evening until late night. Walking along the road at Phu Quoc Night Market, you will encounter countless stalls selling everything, from food to souvenirs. More than half of them are stalls selling seafood dishes, street snacks or drinks. Prices of food are usually listed on the board in front of each stall so you can see them before buying. As it is touristy place, expect the prices at the night market to be slightly higher than average at the local restaurants in Phu Quoc.
If you're looking to buy souvenirs back home, there are also some stalls selling T-shirts, sandals, jewelry, and crafts. You can find a number of stalls selling pearls as well, but most of them are fake and cheap pearls. If you really want to buy real pearls, better buy them from pearl farms. You can get some nice pearls for reasonable price there.
3. Joining Night Squid Fishing in Phu Quoc
As it’s an island, most people of Phu Quoc make a living by sailing. If you love traveling and exploring the cultural life of people, joining night squid fishing would be a good choice.
Squid fishing in Phu Quoc attracts a lot of tourists not only because of the unique way of fishing (without bait) but also as a memorable experience for those who love the sea.
The program usually starts at 17:00. You board the boat and learn to use the fishing rods and get instructions on how to catch the squid from fisherman. The first exciting experience is immersing in the romantic atmosphere of the sunset on the sea. After arriving at the fishing area, the boat anchors and then you just wait for the bait. If you are lucky, you will get not only squids but also fish. It will be even more wonderful when you get a chance to enjoy the fresh seafood right on the boat.
To participate in this exciting night squid fishing experience, you need to book the night squid tour at travel agency or go to the pier at the end of Dinh Cau Night Market to join the squid fishing trip. If you do not know where to book it, you can ask the hotel you are staying at, they will be happy to help you. Normally the tour takes about 4 hours and costs about 300,000-400,000 VND per person.
You can enjoy a fun experience of nighttime boat ride to the middle of the ocean and learn how to catch squid by joining Sunset and Squid BBQ Boat Trip. You will have a chance to watch the sunset from a boat and enjoy a delicious barbecue on board.
4. Experience Fisherman’s Life in the Fishing Village
If you want to get away from the noisy and bustling tourist spots, Ham Ninh Fishing Village is the place to come at night to join the fisherman's life. Ham Ninh Fishing Village is located 20 km northeast of Duong Dong Town.
Life here remains almost pristine, as most of them stay in bamboo-covered cottages. They live by diving for pearls and sea cucumbers, fishing and selling seafood delicacies. Ham Ninh is also known as a cheap seafood market in Phu Quoc. The most famous and typical seafood here is crab. You should not miss the chance to taste boiled crabs that are cooked by fishermen who have been living in Ham Ninh Fishing Village for ages.
You can choose to stay overnight in Ham Ninh Fishing Village with local family, experience their daily life, and enjoy dinner with them, which will bring you amazing experience.
5. Enjoying Phu Quoc Water Puppet Show
Water puppets are a unique folk art dating back to the time of wet rice civilization from the North. Nobody would expect that on a remote island, but there is a very unique water puppet theater in Phu Quoc. If you have never seen the water puppet show, do not miss the opportunity to watch this unique art form right on Phu Quoc Island. The puppets are controlled by the artist hands and are made of wood. The puppets dance on a stage of water with dances coordinated to traditional Vietnamese folk music and stories of local village life.
Dao Ngoc Water Puppet Theater is located at 129 Tran Hung Dao, Quarter 7, Duong Dong Town. Theater stage can accommodate about 150 guests. Each day they have 2 performances in the evening and add one extra performance on weekends.
Phu Quoc Water Puppet Show ticket prices are 150,000 VND per adult and 120,000 VND per child.
6. Relaxing at the Bar
If you want to immerse yourself in the nightlife even more, visit some of the bars in Phu Quoc. The most famous bars on Phu Quoc Island are listed below for your reference.
Rory's Beach Bar
Rory's Beach Bar is known as the outdoor bar that attracts many tourists coming to Phu Quoc with delicious dishes served at affordable prices, fresh sea air, and passionate music. The bar is located right on the beach on Tran Hung Dao Street in Duong Dong Town.
Address: 118/10 Tran Hung Dao, Duong Dong Town, Phu Quoc Island
Opening time: 21:00 – 2:00
Tran Hung Dao Street is not only famous for Rory's Beach Bar, but also is home to Coco Bar. In travel website, Coco Bar is rated as one of the best bars in Phu Quoc. Coco Bar has both indoor and outdoor seating with simple decoration, providing the relaxing feeling. Besides cocktails, the barbecue here is also appreciated.
Address: 118/3 Tran Hung Dao, Duong Dong town, Phu Quoc Island
Opening time: 20:00 – 2:00
BoBa Beer Club
BoBa Beer Club is a good destination for beer lovers and people passionate about discovering new things on the island. BoBa Beer Club has a comfortable space that extends to the outside garden. The food is also delicious and served for affordable prices. There are good DJs with spectacular lighting and sound system that will surely bring excitement for visitors.
Address: 289 Tran Hung Dao, Duong Dong town, Phu Quoc Island
Opening time: 18:00 – 2:00
Ph Rooftop Bar & Lounge
Ph Rooftop Bar & Lounge is located on the 5th floor of Phung Hung Hotel. The space is cool, relaxed and friendly so it is an excellent place for group of friends or family. The food is not only delicious but very nice decorated and offering good value for money.
Address: 62 Nguyen Van Cu, Zone 3, An Thoi, Phu Quoc Island
Opening time: 6:30 – 23:00
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